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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-APRN

Company: Community Health Alliance - Nevada
Location: Reno
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is responsible for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and injuries as a member of a Care Team in a Family Practice model setting; provides comprehensive, outpatient medical services for individuals and families on a continuing basis; and, may, at certain locations, provide a continuum of care into inpatient and/or residential settings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the essential functions, practices and procedures of a medical clinic and office
    • Knowledge of CPT and ICD-9-CM coding
      • Knowledge of and ability to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and injuries in a Family Practice model setting
        • Knowledge of, skills related to and ability to treat medical and surgical emergencies
          • Skill in operating personal computer utilizing word processing, databases and e-mail
            • Skill in operating various office equipment: calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and telephone
              • Skill in operating various medical office equipment, such as; EKG machine, pulse oximeter, nebulizer, spirometer, audiology, sterilizers, etc.
                • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, patient financial and medical information
                  • Ability to read, write legibly, calculate mathematical figures and medication doses
                    • Ability to solve practical problems dealing with a variety of variables
                      • Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions
                        • Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members in a Care Team environment to build and to enhance teamwork in the clinics and overall CHA's organization
                          • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner
                            • Ability to interview and communicate either in person of with an interpreter with patients in a clinical setting in Spanish
                              • Ability to understand and respond appropriately, effectively and sensitively to special population groups as defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, etc.
                                • Ability to hear and speak to converse over telephone and interview patients
                                  • Ability to see to accurately calculate and administer doses of medication and perform physical exams
                                    • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
                                      • Reasonable accommodation will be made for physical limitations on an individual basisEducation and Experience: : Graduate of an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program; certified by the Nevada State Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practitioner of Nursing. Must be licensed in the State of Nevada.Role: Provides direct patient care in clinical setting, be a member of the Care Team.Patient Encounters
                                        • Performs patient medical care as described by the nurse practices and by the guidelines of HAWC. This may included;
                                          • Diagnoses and treats a variety of diseases and injuries
                                          • Performs variety of procedures in the clinic
                                          • Promotes health by educating the patient regarding diet, hygiene and prevention of disease
                                          • Performs surgical procedures commensurate with surgical competency
                                          • Provides emergency medical services
                                            • Reports deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities
                                              • Refers patients to consultant services as needed
                                                • Informs patient and patient family of risks associated with procedures and assures signatures are obtained in accordance with CHA policy and procedures
                                                  • Provides emotional support, compassion and is sympathetic to patient needs
                                                    • Assist in triage for walk-ins, calls-ins and urgent patients
                                                      • Reviews charts on all "no shows" and cancelled appointments per CHA policy and procedureMedical Quality
                                                        • Participates in the development of medical protocols
                                                          • Reviews medical protocols and provides input based on research and experience
                                                            • Ensures compliance with HIPAA, OSHA & other regulatory agencies
                                                              • Monitors competency of support staff's clinical skills and knowledge
                                                                • Ensures medical equipment and emergency medical equipment is in good working condition
                                                                  • Ensures adequate supplies and sterile equipment is available to meet the needs of the clinic and the population it serves
                                                                    • Participates in quality assurance/improvement reviews of medical records
                                                                      • Participate in quality management projects; as requested Medical Records
                                                                        • Documents patient's visit with entry on patient's medical record in accordance with policy
                                                                          • Ensures all electronic medical records and documentation are completed on a daily basis
                                                                            • Documents al interactions with patients in medical record Laboratory Responsibilities
                                                                              • Oversees performance of and performs routine in office laboratory procedures (urine dipstick, hemacue, strep tests, etc) as needed
                                                                                • Reviews all laboratory logs to include quality control logs as required by CHA lab manual on a frequent basis to ensure quality of services as needed
                                                                                  • Adheres to all OSHA, state and CHA lab manual policy and procedures requirements Financial Responsibilities
                                                                                    • Ensures appropriate evaluation and management code is utilized to match documentation of clinic visit in patient's medical record
                                                                                      • Ensures all appropriate charges are documented on patient's superbill and verifies/ completes required lab forms with correct ICD-9 and CPT codes
                                                                                        • Ensures patient informed of advanced beneficiary notice and signature is obtained prior to procedure or examination
                                                                                          • Practices economy in supply selection and usage, eliminating waste and constantly striving for way to reuse or recycle as appropriate General Duties
                                                                                            • Ensures proper computer procedures are followed as per CHA policy and procedure
                                                                                              • Performs other work related duties as requested by supervisor Customer Service
                                                                                                • Sets the example of exemplary customer service for both internal and external customers
                                                                                                  • Ensures cleanliness of work environment during operational hours
                                                                                                    • Returns patient calls, as needed, in a timely fashion
                                                                                                      • Professional respectful communication with supervisor and co-workers Quality Management
                                                                                                        • Participates as a equal member of the clinic team by constantly being alert for ways to improve customer service, improve patient flow, increase productivity, and improve utilization of resources communicating ideas to supervisor
                                                                                                          • Participates in quality management projects as requested
                                                                                                            • Adheres to policy regarding incident forms and/or patient complaints
                                                                                                              • Notifies supervisor of unusual occurrences or risk management issues
                                                                                                                • Attends and actively participates in team and provider meetings
                                                                                                                  • Follows all CHA policies and procedure
                                                                                                                    @chaindeedQualificationsProfessional Competence
                                                                                                                    • Proficient in diagnostic procedures and treatment of illness and injuries as a Care Team member in a family practice model setting; keeping up to date on recent developments and trends in patient care management
                                                                                                                      • Demonstrates a working knowledge of pharmacology, nutrition and mental health
                                                                                                                        • Participates in development of protocols and utilizes established CHA protocols to guide patient care
                                                                                                                          • Utilizes knowledge of CPT and ICD-9-CM coding in appropriately billing for services rendered
                                                                                                                            • Utilizes knowledge of CHA policy and procedures, HIPAA, OSHA and other regulatory agencies to ensure clinic and staff compliance Patient Relationships/Quality of Service/Customer Service
                                                                                                                              • Ensures confidentiality of information
                                                                                                                                • Sets the example of exemplary customer service for both internal and external customers
                                                                                                                                  • Treats all patients equally regardless of race, creed, gender, nationality, age or ethnicity
                                                                                                                                    • Exemplifies in behavior the Core Values of CHA ProductivityUtilizes good time management skills to ensure all facets of patient care completed in a timely manner and support staff are able to leave at the expected timesSees an average of 21-23 patients per 8-hour day, or a level of productivity agreed upon with supervisor Accuracy/EfficiencyEncounters, reports, time sheets, etc are accurate and submitted on timeMaintains and completes patient records, logs and reports in accordance with CHA policy and procedureCompletes encounters and lab slips utilizing proper CPT and ICD-10 codes for services rendered; accurately noting all charges (lab, x-ray, procedures, medications, etc)Ensures patient informed of advanced beneficiary procedures and obtains signatures as required
                                                                                                                                      Reliability
                                                                                                                                      • Positively supports requests from administrative office, clinic team and supervisor implementing policy and new programs
                                                                                                                                        • Consciously follows through on patient care needs - ie. abnormal clinical results, etc
                                                                                                                                          • Consistently follows CHA policy, procedures and protocols
                                                                                                                                            • Dependable and punctual Peer/Co-Worker Relationships and Teamwork
                                                                                                                                              • Works to create/maintain good relationships with the Care Team, clinic team, supervisors and co-workers
                                                                                                                                                • Fosters working together as a team: dealing with and resolving conflict in an timely, efficient and positive manner
                                                                                                                                                  • Actively participates in team meetings and provider meetings Contributions to Company and Community
                                                                                                                                                    • Participates in quality assurance activities
                                                                                                                                                      • Participates in community functions that represent CHA
                                                                                                                                                        • Utilizes proper dress and grooming habits and always presents CHA in a positive light
                                                                                                                                                          • Performs other duties as assigned

Keywords: Community Health Alliance - Nevada, Reno , Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-APRN, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada

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